WEST COAST HOLIDAYS

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West Coast Holidays

Holidays to the West Coast of America will be some of the most memorable you will ever have. Also known as the Pacific Coast, it encompasses 5 US states. California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 and Big Sur are bucket list road trips for good reason. Seattle and San Francisco are popular destinations for a laid-back city break. Foodies enjoy the farm to fork scene in Portland Oregon. The year-round sunshine of Southern California’ San Diego, LA and Palm Springs make them popular destinations at any time. West Coast USA also includes Alaska and Hawaii!

The West Coast also has some of the USA’s most spectacular scenery. Like the breathtaking Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes of the Sierra Nevada, to the deserts of Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Park. And it doesn't end there! You can admire Cannon Beach and the long coastal routes of Oregon, the lush peaceful rainforests of Olympic National Park Washington, or the spectacular Alaska and Hawaiian Islands.

The best time to visit the Pacific Coast is Spring, Summer and Autumn if you are planning a fly drive, RV or Road Trip holiday. You can even catch some winter sun in Southern California and beautiful tropical Hawaiian Islands.

There are so many standout West Coast attractions and plenty to see and do; hiking, biking, and foodie experiences! Why not include some wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma, to lesser known but equally characterful Willamette Valley, Oregon and Walla Walla, Washington? Our personal travel planners will help you every step of the way to ensure you enjoy an unforgettable West Coast holiday.

West Coast Holidays Quick Facts

There are many ways to make the most of time, flying direct from Dublin and options to connect internally. With a difference of 8 hours and flying time of 9 hours it’s worth spending a minimum of 10 days, depending on your holiday type. A West Coast road trip itinerary should ideally be 10 to 14 days.

The best time to visit the West Coast is Spring, Summer and Autumn if you are planning a fly drive, RV holiday or a road trip. Winter is a good time to catch the year-round sunshine in Southern California’s Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs. Hawaii is also another popular option for a winter sun holiday.

This area is great for exploring. Some fantastic ways to experience the best of the West Coast is on a road trip, in an RV or even by motorbike. While West Coast cities like LA and San Francisco can be vast, there are lots of great experiences, escorted tours and attractions that our experts can recommend. You will be sure to enjoy the best of these wonderful city break destinations.

American Holidays don’t come off the shelf. We tailor-make our holidays to the finest detail. We carefully create the trip to match your all your hopes for the holiday. And because we only employ genuine destination experts, you’ll have the inside track on the hidden highlights and experiences that others often miss.

Book with American Holidays and take advantage of our Book with Confidence promise, giving you a refund guarantee, free amendments and free cancellation up 45 days before departure. Full terms apply.

West Coast Multi Centre Holidays

Some of the most iconic cities in the USA are located on the West Coast. Explore Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Palm Springs and Portland, just to name a few. With easy access to other popular destinations such as Las Vegas and Hawaii, we can create a truly memorable experience. So why not make the most of your holiday and include some of the most popular places to visit? Here are some of our favourite multi-centre holidays to the West Coast.
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    Los Angeles, San Francisco & Seattle

    Fly direct to the West Coast with Aer Lingus and discover the beautiful coastal cities of San Francisco in California...
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    San Francisco Stay & Hawaii to Vancouver Cruise

    Visit San Francisco and Hawaii for an amazing trip before embarking on an 12-night cruise to Vancouver, stopping by t...
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    Luxury Las Vegas & Los Angeles

    This three-stop-hop is the perfect way to experience some of America’s most iconic cities.
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    Los Angeles & Seattle

    Soak up the sun on the beaches of Malibu or Santa Monica, or watch the sun go down over the city from the incredible ...
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    San Diego & LA Stay with Mexico Cruise

    Let life come to you with a city break & cruise holiday
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    Ultimate Hawaii Island Hopping

    For the ultimate bucket list holiday check out our amazing Hawaii island hopping package
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Our Top West Coast Fly-Drives

The West Coast is an incredible region to explore by car. A California road trip along the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway is a dream holiday for many. California is also the state with the most National Parks in the country. Extending your West Coast road trip from further north is a great idea. A road trip from Seattle to San Diego covers the whole West Coast of the US. If you're not in the mood for driving, plenty of escorted tours and rail trips are available.
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    California Road Trip Adventure

    Fly direct to the West Coast with Aer Lingus and embark on this fly drive holiday down California’s famous Pacific ...
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    Pacific Coast Explorer Fly Drive

    Fly direct to the West Coast with Aer Lingus and embark on an iconic American road trip along the California coast.
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    Western Frontiers Escorted Tour

    Starting off at America’s biggest national park, Death Valley where an endless terrain of desert dotted with proud ...
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    Best of the West Fly Drive

    This Drive America fly drive holiday allows you to see for yourself the staggering variety of this vast land’s natu...
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    Northern California Escorted Tour

    Jump aboard the ultimate northern Californian escorted tour, winding your way through the fresh cityscapes of San Fra...
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    Western Discovery Escorted Tour

    This is an exquisitely diverse excursion from Los Angeles which includes unparalleled canyon vistas, intriguingly sha...
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Our tips and articles on West Coast destinations

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West Coast Road Trip – From Seattle to San Diego

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